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president obama had the tinyist of lead going into this election day. >> i expect it to be more tired. given the number of events and hours and i think i got energy for the people that i spent time with, whether at the rope line or the rallies. when you have ten thousand people cheering you, you get a real boost from it. >> now, let me show you this video. the plane carrying mitt romney landed here in boston. and the governor had just returned from that swing from a day of campaigning. romney and ryan, we are told at this moment are next door in a hotel next to a convention center and president obama is in chicago waiting to see if he will get a second term and that where my colleague, ken pritchett. >> reporter: we are waiting fort arrival of his audience. thousands of people should be let in the doors in about an hour or so. they will be watching the returns hour by hour. we talked to democratic national communications brad woodall will be looking at as they try to gauge the outcome, the first focus is on virginia and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those st
. ♪ >> chris: president obama and governor romney try to drum up support. but it is really about the ground game. who has been more effective in getting out early voters? who will have the better organization tuesday? we'll talk last-minute strategy with david axelrod, senior advisor for the obama campaign. and, rick beeson, political dra director for team romney and the electoral map, how does each side get the 270 votes they need to win? we'll ask our sunday panel to survey the battleground states and look for any surprises. and, from the storm of a lifetime to one of the tightest presidential races ever, we go "on the trail." all, right you now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again. this time, from fox news election headquarters in new york. and, we are back on standard time, and we hope you set your clocks back, one hour. well, it is finally here. the last 48 hours, of the seemingly endless campaign. and, for both sides it us all about getting supporters all to vote. we want to talk about ground game tactics with each camp, starting with david axelrod, senior strategist fo
, very disappointed. it remains to be seen whether president obama can gather up the supporters of mitt romney. he said he wants to be helpful to the president. he will pray for the president and that he will be supportive. but it remains to be seen whether half of the country that seemed to have voted for someone else tonight will be able to support president obama. he is now left the stage and as you see behind me, all of these folks are leaving too. this is the situation here in boston, reporting live rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from a very quiet and subdued boston, we go to a very lively chicago where president oe -- obama is expected to come out momentarily with his acceptance speech. ken wayne has been following this. we've been waiting for some time, what are you hearing. >> reporter: i would describe people's reaction to that concession speech we heard from governor romney as respectful. there was no booing in the audience that i was able to pick up on and applauding for points that governor romney had in his speech. what everybody is waiting for is president obama
boston. let's begin with ken in chicago with president obama's campaign. >> reporter: this is where president obama will be tonight to hold what his supporters hope will be a victory speech. let's take a quick look at the venue. this is where the president will take to the stage with his family and that of vice president joe biden. what time he makes an appearance depends on the time of the returns. there are seats here for thousands of the president's supporters, most of them will be campaign volunteers, a few of whom president obama thanked this morning when he made a surprise visit to a field office in chicago. he even cold called. >> is this annie? hi, this is barack obama. how are you in i'm doing -- you know... [ laughter ] >> i don't think she knows it's me. >> my name was barack obama. you know, the president of the united states. how are you? you know, can i just say, you were really polite to me when you didn't know who i was. that's so nice. >> reporter: as you can see, it was light work for president obama on this election day afternoon. he even played a game of basketba
. the state of california goes to the democrat, not surprisingly, obama as -- the polls have just closes in california. nothing reporting yet but we are 100% sure california goes to obama. the state of washington not surprisingly to the democrat obama. the state of idaho, goes to romney. 91 votes to 52 votes, we are sure of ourselves around here and then the state of hawaii, good evening to you and you have elected -- you have given your votes to obama. now to the important states which are still undecide. that will begin with the state of virginia. a state that we have been watching all night long. now three fourths of all precincts reporting. romney with a slight lead but still to close to call according to the decision team. the state of ohio which we thought would be the big teller of the night, obama at the moment at least has opened up a lead but only two thirds of all precincts reporting and ohio is still to close to call as is iowa, six votes up for grabs, important state in this election. obama with what looks like it's a lead but because of the precincts still out it's to close
, first lady, and their daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago and will return to the white house this afternoon. during his second term, president obama again will be working with a republican controlled house and a democratic controlled senate. we're beginning to have more on the balance of power coming up in 15 minutes. >> hundreds of president obama local supporters got together in san francisco to watch returns come in. this was the democratic watch party at the former tower records store in the castro district. the crowds cheered as states were called in. >> having an obama administration supporting health care, taking the issues of those that have the least and need the most is mass i have for my family and for this nation. >> after the entire race was called, supporters
>> there you have it, the victory speech by president obama and joe biden and his family. the president said he is returning to the white house for four more years. he returns more determined than ever to tackle the problems of this nation. he said he spoke to governor romney and congratulated him. he said the family has chosen to give back and it is a legacy that we honor tonight. that was the work done by the romney family. this was a speech filled with campaign workers, campaign volunteers the president said this is the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics after his victory tonight, it may be hard to argue the case other wise. the president said -- tried to lay an optimistic tone. we have a war that ended and a war that will soon end. this was an expensive campaign. as much as the excitement is here tonight, it is worth noting that we have a president returning to office and a senate still being held by the democrat, the house being held by a republican. to think a division in washington where we have seen, a cooperation between those groups ove
to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president barack obama elected to a second term vowing to unit a bitterly divided nation. >>> get ready to pay more taxes. why californians say it's worth it and how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we are live in san jose where we have the results on several important measures here in the county you may be surprised at what passed and what didn't. >>> many of you voted for warmer weather and you got it but now the results are coming in and it will be colder. we'll talk about that ktvu channel 2 news coming up. >>> good morning. welcome to wednesday it's november 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. day after election day. let's start with steve paulson. i voted for warm weather. i'm glad we have two more days. >> no. >> we're done? >> we're done. already the fog has come back to the coast. there will be a big change in that weather pattern. fog is coming back to the coast and rain as well. highs today 60s and 70s. >>> check out this amazing picture of this spectacular crash. a big wig heading eastbound slammed into center di
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >>> president barack obama is elected for the second term vowing to unit a bitterly divided nation. >>> upsetting congress coming up. we'll take a look at the results from the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low c
. and democratic senator kent conrad and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second term, while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do, moving forward. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. on veterans day. when we honor the military, for their service to our nation. and, sadly, we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace, of one of the most respected military men of this generation. cia director and retired four star general david petraeus stepped down friday after admitting to an extramarital affair. joining us to discuss that and upcoming hearings on the deadly terror attack in libya is the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, senator, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thank you very much, chris. >> chris: in a statement friday you said you understand petraeus's decision to resign, but that you wish that president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations, this weekend, do you still feel that way? >> i
: president obama's acceptance speech ended a long run for the white house. he started that speech with a theme of bringing people together. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> reporter: president obama says he congratulated governor romney on a hard fought campaign. >> the romney family chosen to give back to america through public service and that is the legacy we honor tonight. >> reporter: instead of a narrow victory, president obama scored a decisive win in the electoral college and he acknowledged the volunteers that helped make that possible. >> to the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics. [ cheers and applause ] >> we love our president. he did an awesome job. four more years. >> glad to have him back. >> it is a wonderful night. >> the president says he is looking forward to reachingitute republicans to solve problems -- reaching out to republicans to solve problems. >> it is better the second time around. always better the second time around. >> the crowds are going home, the party is over
. >>> the challenges ahead for president obama after the brutal election campaign. that is one of the top stories you will see just ahead. >> good afternoon. i am tori campbell. we will have full coverage in a minute. with developments in the east bay, these pictures are just in to the newsroom from san lee and doe -- san leandro, this is 880. the highway patrol said a truck spilled 185 gallons of lye on the road just before 9:30 this morning. they told us how the driver found out about the leak. >> the driver was driving down the freeway and another driver pointed out. was painting to the cargo and he pulled over to inspect and found out there was a leak in one of the containers. >> the chp said none of the material got into the storm drain. the lanes could be closed for another two or three hours during the clean up. >>> a triumphant president obama is looking at four more years after an electrifying victory that caused the crowd to go wild in chicago. >> mr. obama said his re-election is a call to action. he said the best of his work as president is yet to come. he made it c
. >>> it's now hours away, president obama gets ready to make the first major speech since his reelection tuesday night ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's a friday, november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. rosemary orozco is in for steve today. rain done for the day for the most part. >> we will leave a few lingering showers and unstable, that means the possibility of thunderstorms. some of us heard the thunderstorms rumbling overhead in the overnight hours. we have seen a break, most of the bay area looking at mostly cloudy skies in parts of the south bay and over the north bay, it is partly cloudy and cold. we're talking just a few degrees in some cases from freezing. 37 in pa. scattered showers -- in napa. scored showers remain in the forecast. i'll have that time line for you coming up. >>> right now on interstate 880. it looks pretty good. rosemary orozco talked about a cell moving through t
-american dictator but leaders of the muslim brotherhood. should president obama put more pressure on the egyptian government, even threaten to cut off aid, to get hamas to stop firing those rockets? >> he needs to exert every kind of pressure he can, chris to try to make sure it doesn't escalate into a full-blown war between the palestinians and the israelis and, whatever that takes. but, you know, the problem the israelis have is that these rockets are being fired on them, from places that they can't reach by flying over in the air and they are putting them in school yards where they are surrounded by schoolchildren and firing them from marketplaces crowded with people. and, israel has a right to protect itself. and, if sending ground troops in is the only way they can clean out these nests of rockets being fired at them, you know, you can't blame them for doing it. >> chris: all right, let's turn to benghazi. both of you held closed-door hearings this week with top administration officials and david petraeus reportedly dead, in these closed door hearings while he always believed terrorists were
,000. turnout in the 2008 presidential election reached 81% a high that was attributed to mr. obama's popularity. >>> tuesday is a critical vote in san francisco. five supervisors are up for reelection. and they are spending the weekend going door to door. two of the tightest races involve seats for the richmond district and hate ash berry. christina oh laogai has been criticized for her vote to retain ross mirkarimi as sheriff. >>> transportation quality it's a big issue in alameda county this election week. measure b1 proposes to raise the half cent sales tax to a full cent. it would generate $8 billion over the next three decades. money would pay for projects including improving ac transit and bart operations, widening freeways, and adding bike and pedestrian pathways. they fear the benefits wouldn't be enough. it would increase to 9.25% in most alameda county cities. one of the highest in the state. we posted more information on tuesday's vote just go to our website at ktvu.com and click on the 2012 election tab. >>> the numbers didn't quite add up in the million puppet march. >> all these n
started. >>> both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states on their last day of campaigning before election day tomorrow. coming up at 5:15 where the candidates stand in the latest polls. >>> election officials say they are hopeful super storm sandy won't keep the voters from the polls despite wide spread power outages. in new jersey governor chris christie will be able to cast paper ballots. they will also have the option of faxing or e-mailing their ballots. voters in some new york counties could get an extra day to cast ballots if turnout falls below 24%. >> you will all vote old school. you will vote paper ballot. which means we'll take it a little longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to count. >> we will do whatever we can. we have got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york could have an especially tough time casting a ballot. polling locations have been relocated or combined due to the storm. >>> time now almost 5:06. new this morning a small earthquake in a part of new jersey still recovering from th
for the gas. >>> today is the final full day of campaigning. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are making their final appeal to voters. most polls are showing the presidential race in a dead heat. coming up in nine minutes what they are focusing on. supreme court has ordered an arizona group who worked behind an $11 election. governor jerry brown tax hike proposal and proposition 32. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supp
:06. both presidential -- both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states for the last day of campaigning before the election tomorrow. coming up -- whereby the candidates stand and how they are swinging the tight election in their push for the white house. >>> in new jersey, governor chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots in polling stations that have lost power. and new jersey voters who have been displaced by the storm wills have have the option of factions or e-mailing their ballots and voters could get another day to cast their ballots if turnout falls below 25%. >> you're gonna vote old school, approved --er. it will take us longer to count but we have to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city can have a tough time. polling locations at all five of the boroughs have been relocate order combined. >>> and they had a small earthquake in new jersey, it was a magnitude 2.0 quake. while the quake didn't cause a lot of damage, some people did hear a loud boom. the last time they had a quake that siz
obama will speak to the nation. the first time since being re- elected. the president will speak from the white house at 10:05 our time this morning. coming up for you at 7:15, the message the president is expected to give congress about how to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. also this morning, john boehner will be holding his own news conference. that one is at 8:00. he's expected to sell us the republican position about avoiding that cliff. boehner said he's "the most reasonable guy in washington." he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools w
injured. >>> turning now to 607 at the white house, president barack obama meets with middle-class americans and with corporate ceos. he is pushing his ideas for a corporate cliff to renew middle- class tax cuts before they expire at the end of the year. coming up, how the white house is also using social media to rally public support for its position. >>> well 400,000 are watching it happen in washington and that's because of emergency federal unemployment benefits due to expire december 29th unless congress is due to expire. they are noticing the possible loss of benefits which are going into the mail this week. >>> 6:09 is the traffic and certainly could be an issue as we get some rain, let's check in with tara who is in for sal. >> people need to take it slow with the rain coming in. we have a map showing an accident on grant line road and this is sort of a slow stretch anyway so of course it is not helping the situation. up next we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time and that bong is extending back to t
>>> it has finally arrived. election day 2012. we will find out if the race between president obama and republican mitt romney is too close to call. >> reporter: the polls are open and we are live in san jose and we will show you how busy it is. >> we are live in san mateo county where republicans and democrats are busy racking up minutes on the cell foes. -- phones. how it's connected to the election. >> we have reporters all over with team coverage of all the critical races voters are deciding today. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu monks on -- mornings on 2. >> welcome to mornings on 2 i am dave clark. >> i am tori campbell tuesday november 6th. it's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his b
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
coming up. >>> president obama faces his second term, the first family left chicago this morning. they returned to the white house where it is back to work for the president. president obama says he will reach out to top republican and democratic leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts this country is facing at the beginning of the year. >> mitt romney didn't make any public appearances today but jon but-off -- but speaker of the house john boehner congratulated the president while offering to work with president obama. >> if there is a mandate it is for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> john boehner addressed the budget cuts to the pentagon and some programs that will begin next year. both republicans and democrats have said they will try to avoid those so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts at all costs. >>> the day after the election wall street took a beating. [ bell ] >> the white house is staying blue but stocks were in the red. the dow is down 312 to 12,932. its 81st worst day of the year. take a look
.8%. president obama is still traveling in asia today, where he is calling for continued political reforms. american pilots will vote again on a contract offer from the airline, which remains in bankruptcy. the pilots rejected a previous offer in august. and a quick check of gas prices shows the price of a gallon of unleaded dropped a couple of pennies last week, but is down dramaticaly from a month ago. let's get some trader thoughts now from scott bauer of trading advantage. happy monday morning to you scott. > > good morning angie. > > there is a lot of talk about this fiscal cliff as you know. but i am hearing that traders really believe there is already a backroom deal in the works. > > you know, that is what they say, and i tend to agree with that. there is no way, it's just inconceivable to think that something has not at least been in the works for a while. certainly there are no i's dotted or t's crossed, but something has been in the works for a while. keep this in mind: what's really important - and we saw the start of this last friday, when the two parties sat down with preside
the damage and move forward. >>> new this morning, president obama is making the last stop of his whirlwind tour of southeast asia. he's now attending an east asian summit in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history on this trip. alison? >> reporter: tori, he's the first american president to visit cambodia. here is a look at president obama's arrival for the east asia summit. white house officials say the president had a tense meeting earlier with the prime minister of cambodia because president obama spent most of the meeting raising concerns about human rights issues. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome and as he visited myanmar yesterday, the country had long been considered an outcast. the president praised its progress but made clear that the u.s. support would disappear if the democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of process that we've seen mutt not be extinguished. they must continue and become a shining north store for all of the people. >> reporter: in myanmar president obama met with the r
it will also be quiet. >> israel has 75,000 troops on stand by. >>> new this morning president obama is now in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintenance. pointing out the agency has very poor performance rates. others would like to see 40,000 low income you
predicted president obama would be re-elected and that the u.s. is not likely to fall off the fiscal cliff. there are lots of rumblings coming out of washington. let's turn to scott bauer of trading advantage to talk about this alleged fiscal cliff. what do you think - and good morning - deal or no deal, scott? > > good morning angie. yeah, there is going to be a deal. it may not be later this week, it may not be next week, but i think at a minimum we are going to see congress, the president, everyone say, you know what, we are on the table together here, and even if we have to extend this three months, six months, we are going to get it done. there is no way with the recovery that we have seen - and i'm not talking about the stock market recovery, i am talking more of the consumer sentiment recovery, housing recovery - with what we have seen the last quarter of this year, there is no way that the guys in washington can harm that or add anything to take the momentum away from that. it just won't happen. > let's talk about the stock market. what levels are you watching here? > > 1390 really
, president obama will address the nation this morning for the first time since being reelected. the president will speak from the white house at 10:05 our time this morning. coming up for you the at 5:15, the message the president is expected to give congress about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> also this morning, republican house speaker john boehner will hold his own news conference. he's expected to tell us the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. boehner says he's the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election, but mitt romney's campaign advisor says president obama are will win the state. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama of course won the election without florida's 29 electoral votes. >>> time 5:07. we have rain and wet roads and sal we have crashes. i don't think you're going to have friday light today. >> i'm still hoping but i think you might be r
romney's campaign and president obama's campaign. ktvu's ken pritchett in chicago and the three key swing states the president visited today. ken? >> reporter: the president will not arrive in chicago till after midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we
: it is down to the wire in a close election. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are focusing on the battleground state in their last weekend -- battleground states in their last weekend. president obama honed in on the economic plan. >> asks the wealthiest americans to pay more. at the time the republican congress and a certain senate candidate by the name of mitt romney said bill clinton's plan would kill jobs. sounds familiar. doesn't it? turns out his math was just as bad then as it is now. >> mitt romney shot back. >> president obama tried to convince you the last four years have been a success. and so his plan for the next 4 years is to take all the ideas from the first term, the stimulus, borrowing, obama care and do them over again. he calls that plan forward. i call it forewarned. >> reporter: they hit the trail sunday, vice president joe biden spent the day in ohio. paul ryan in ohio, minnesota and colorado. it is not just about convincing undecided voters but to make sure all of their supporters go to the poles. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now,
night event. here in chicago. those invited are -- those that the obama campaign workers who live in chicago. chicago campaign workers but they volunteer to travel to neighboring swing states to campaign in the final day. that effort earned them a ticket here tonight. they are watching the returns come in and with them is a top democrat, the topical cal democrat, the attorney general. she said it's more important to get out the vote. . >> there is in ohio last election cycle we won by five votes per precinct. every vote matters. to vote is to express one's voice. so at this point i want to encourage everybody to get out and vote and then we can talk about how much we enjoyed the celebration later. >> reporter: of course in addition to the big question of who will win the other question is when will we know? talk to the campaign here they say they believe it'll be a long night. they believe we will have the answer to who will win this contest by tomorrow morning. chicago ken pritchett. ktvu. >> as we said polls closed in several more states just moments ago. >> ken wayne and hea
in oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening right now both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states on their last day of campaigning before election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to
. >>> in his first address to the nation since the election, president obama spoke at the white house this morning. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live with the president's plan on how to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: well, president obama began his remarks saying now that the campaign is over, it's time to get back to work and there is a lot of work to do. but will there be consensus on capitol hill and will it all happen in time to avoid this fiscal cliff especially when both sides are still drawing battle lines. the speech lased eight minutes. >> on tuesday they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate dysfunction, they won't tolerate politicians who view a dirty word. >> 2013 should be the year we begin to solve our vet through tax form and entitlement reform. i'm proposing there will be a birth of fiscal cliff in a manner that ensures that 2013 is finally the clear that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us us. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not gonna ask students and seniors and middle-class fa
in the fire today. >>> president obama made a public plea to congress to pass a bill that will head off the looming fiscal cliff. >> i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> surrounded by middle income americans, mr. obama warned that if the bush tax cuts are allowed to expire january 1, every taxpayer would pay more next year. the president said that would cost a typical middle class family of four an extra $2200. >> that means less money for buying groceries, less money for filling prescriptions, less money for buying diapers. >> this morning republican house speaker john boehner said his colleagues are willing to discuss new tax revenues but only if democrats agree to new spending cuts. >>> a bay area national guard crew just headed out on a rescue mission. >> steve paulson is back with more on when today's rain will end. he says there are bigger storms ahead. >> it was really close to their backs. if that was higher, i think it would -- >> you will hear more from a terrified south bay resident after bullets were fired into her room with small children inside. on your prepaid card? i
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
set up since the president -- between president obama and mitt romney. we'll tell you when and where. >>> also, the one request san francisco is taking to the federal court ahead offry's big meeting that may decide the fate of gay mare ac-- gay marriage. >>> and a generous move by the as, what they've decided to do with their playoff money. >>> it is coming up on 7:14. the weather is causing major flight delays this morning at sfo. right now some flights are delayed by almost four hours because of the rain and high wind. united express, in fact, canceled 20 flights because of the weather. travelers are being asked to check their flights ahead of time. >>> more problems are surfacing for san jose's church and school. the san jose mercury news says a new lawsuit has been filed against the parish adding a second alleged victim of a former priest. the former priest was already the target of another lawsuit filed last year accusing hill of abusing a former student. >>> 7:14. we have breaking news to tell you about. we just got an e-mail from the white house announcing that tomorrow presi
. >> reporter: president obama crossed almost the entire country today speaking in new hampshire and ohio before heading to colorado. stevie wonder helped wow the crowd. mr.obama says voters in swing states have registered 81 million new voters. >> the question of this election comes down to this, you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? >> meantime mitt romney branched out beyond swing states. promising to turn the blue state red on tuesday. more than 20,000 people waited for hours to see the gop nominee. obama is ahead of the keystone state by about five points. they launched television ads over the weekend. pennsylvania offering 20 electoral votes. >>> the vice presidential candidates also offered a choice. >> this is not your ordinary election. >> republican paul ryan campaigned in three states today drawing one of his biggest crowds ever. he criticized president obama for not meeting with republican candidates before. >> we have seen this movie before, massive tax cuts for tháeu. >> reporter: joe biden and his wife jill campaigned in ohio today. in ad
, connecticut and washington, d.c. >>> 7:05. president obama is back in washington, d.c. this morning. still facing the challenges of a divided congress. the president and his family returned to the white house overnight. before returning to washington, the president called congressional leaders and urged them to work together in a spirit of bipartisanship to cut through the gridlock. coming up at 7:15, the chances the president and congress will be able to keep the country from going off a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. >>> we're just three hours away from the grand opening of the paragam outlets in livermore and shoppers are expected to turn out in big numbers. claudine wong is live there with the impact this is expected to have on the economy. >> reporter: good morning. 130 stores. a lot of people looking for bargains. you have a big boost to the community. i want you to take a look down here. you can see a lot of folks down there, just starting to show up. they are getting the stores ready. these are all folks who want to make sure that everyone is exactly right when people show up
resigned revealing he had an extramarital affair. petraeus asked president obama to allow him to resign. today the president accepted. calling petraeus quote one of the outstanding general officers of his generation. in a statement to cia employees petraeus said he had shown extremely poor judgment in having the affair. the retired four star general led the military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan before taking the helm of the cia in 2011. >>> diane feinstein who chairs the senate intelligence committee reacted saying this is an enormous loss for our nation's intelligence community company for our country. she goes on to say director petraeus gave the agency leadership, sure, prestige and credibility. michael morell will be taking over as acting director. president obama says he has the utmost confidence in morell. >> the u.s. supreme court has agreed to hear a lawsuit from states asked to be released from supervision. 16 states must get federal court approval before making any changes to their election procedures. four california counties are also covered by that provision of the vot
president obama made it clear that the ground invasion remains ready. >> but at this time, the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this opportunity to obtain a long-term cease fire. roch after eight days of violence, there is little to celebrate. and the violence intensified before the truce was announced. in tel aviv, a bomb blast aboard a crowded public bus injured two dozen israelis. >> we were sitting at home, and suddenly there was the loud sound of a rocket, and all our windows exploded. >> reporter: a palestinian rushed his child to the same hospital where he works, but there was nothing anyone could do to save his two-year-old son. reporting live in the newsroom, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> syrian war planes have been targeting areas held by rebels near damascus today. raids have hit several suburbs to the east and a city to the north. the conflict began with an uprising against the president last year and has grown into a long-term civil war. some 40,000 people have been killed. >>> 49ers head coach jim harbaugh told reporters that his recent health probl
with president obama. immigration will also probably be among those discussions. >>> 7:15. new this morning, u.n. ambassador susan rice is meeting with -- on capitol hill with three senators who have been critical of her initial explanation about the attacks in libya. jamie dupree has more from washington, d.c. via skype. >> reporter: there is a lot of talk that she will be nominated for the position of secretary of state. rice is here this morning meeting with senators john mcan, lindsey graham and others in the basement of the capitol. you can see a stakeout that's down there where vee with -- where we have microphones set up. we're hoping to hear from some senators later this morning about this meeting. rice has taken a lot of flack for her explanation on the talk shows about what happened on the attacks in libya on that u.s. facility in benghazi where four republicans were killed. a lot of republicans said she was basically relating a story that was not true about how this attack was fostered and caused by that anti-muslim video that's proven not to be so. but after briefings by intelligen
this morning president obama is now in cambodia. the third and last stopon his asian tour. the president along with secretary of sit hillary clinton arrived just two hours ago. the other history making stop on the president's trip coming up. >>> happening right now holiday shoppers are already lined up outside of a best buy store ahead of black friday. lorraine blanco joining us live. she is in pinole where people are hunkered down in tents as we speak. right? >> yes, they are dave. it's very early and people are already they are out here camping out for black friday. here in pinole you can see there are tents out here. outdoor chairs, even a card table out here. it's very early in the morning. so so far there hasn't been much of a peep from the tents. there was one lady that came out to go to the bathroom. she is not quite ready to talk yet. employees here say this is the earliest shoppers have come out to make sure they are the first in line to take advantage of of course the holiday deals like big screen tvs and laptop computers. doors are supposed to open at midnight on friday. you can see
't be just being against the democrats. and against harry reid and against obama. you have to be for things, and we have to give them something like the contract with america, that we gave them some years ago. we have to give them something to be for. and as far as young women are concerned, absolutely. i don't think anybody like me, i can state my position on abortion, but, to -- other than that, leave the issue alone. when we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we're in. >> chris: when you say leave the issue alone, you would allow, you say, freedom of choice? >> i would allow people to have those popinions and rec those opinions and i'm proud of my pro-life position and record and if someone disagrees with me, i respect your views. >> chris: senator mccain, thank you as always for coming in today, you will have a busy final weeks here in 2012. >> we certainly will. thank you, sir. >> chris: thank you. up next 'tis the season to shop and spend, but the upcoming fiscal clip put a damper on consumers and investors? ♪ we're sitting on a bunch of
will say and how both president obama and mitt romney are expected to spend the result -- spin the results. new poll is out suggesting the race for the white house is still neck and neck. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters nation-wide support president obama. while 48% say they support republican challenger mitt romney. >>> now to our continuing coverage of sandy. it has killed at least 157 people in the u.s., canada, and the caribbean combined. 4.5million homes and businesses are still without power. that is also deepening the ongoing gap crisis out there. it has forced many gas stations to close while disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the stations that are open. the wait at some stations two hours long. >>> new jersey trying to make sure sandy does not ruin tuesday's election. military trucks will serve as polling places in flood ravage communities. the state is concerned many of its 3,000 polling places do not have electricity. the deadline to mail in ballot applications has been extended until the end of today. the bay area increasing its efforts
obama while 48% say they are voting for his republican challenger mitt romney. >>> your time is 7:03. in overnight news a san francisco apartment fire could have been a lot worse according to neighbors. if one man would have not sumped into action. the fire started at 10:30 last night on balboa street in the richmond district. a man who lives in the building filmed this video. he talked to a neighbor who was fighting the flames with a fire extinguisher before the firefighters arrived. [ inaudible ] >> the firefighters are telling us at least one person has been displaced. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> a man in san jose is very lucky to be alive this morning. thanks to his dog who helped save him from his burning house. fire broke out on ivy creek circle about 9:00 last night. crews say the dog kept barking. woke up the man who then took three of his dogs and then ran out of the house. one of his dogs though did not get out and died in the fire. firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. >>> happening now a group of walmart workers are dem
barack obama to campaign workers in other states from the field office in chicago from president barack obama's south side home. he also spend time calling from wisconsin making his last appeals for support and sharing his enthusiasm for support. >> i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks who are working so hard trying to move their own small piece of this country to move forward. >> reporter: the president is spending the day in chicago downtown in a hotel with a victory where he will be giving a concession speech or victory speech. the contender for mitt romney is one last day on the campaign trail in massachusetts. >> thank you, see you guys. >>> mitt romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning and he then flew to ohio with his running mate ryan. ohio could determine the outcome of the election because it is considered a key battleground state. >> they will decide who the next president will be. we all care very deeply about ohio. >> mitt romney is also heading to pennsylvania for a campaign event in pittsburgh before he r
>>> what's next for the nation? president obama returns to the white house triumphant but a divided congress awaits him. >> four more years for the approximate, but the balance of power didn't change. can congress put politics aside. compromise has been elusive. >> reporter: the house and senate are essentially the same as before the election. what could be different is a new attitude. president obama and his family returned to the white house tonight. >> hey guys. >> hello mr. president. >> reporter: no doubt hoping for warmer relations with the republican controlled house of representatives. >> mr. president, this is your moment. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner indicated a new willingness to work with the president. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: but can the speaker make deals with the white house and still satisfy tea party republicans. >> i'm not sure i see that changing over the next few years. >> reporter: us
. the second man is described as 5'9". >>> president obama is sedge -- scheduled to address the nation tomorrow. since returns from chicago he has not being holding any public meeting. president obama is expected to talk about the looming fiscal cliff. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what describe -- >> reporter: president obama wiped away tears as he thanked his campaign staff following the election win. mr.obama talked about his work as a community organizer coming full circle and he told his staff they will do amazing things. his campaign released this video. >> reporter: just days after the election one republican leader says this is the lowest point the party has ever seen. ktvu's maureen naylor is live now in los altos where republicans are looking at the disconnect with voters and what's ahead for the future. >> reporter: there's 100 million registered republicans, tuesday was a tough night for them. and tonight we asked what the republican party needs to do now. >> i was disappointed. >> reporter: the santa clara political major voted for romney. >> i think in terms of financial
. > > larry levin of trading advantage. always a pleasure larry. > > thank you. president obama will hold a news conference wednesday to speak to the nation about the fiscal cliff, and he's calling congressional leaders to the white house on friday. chuck coppola joins us in the newsroom with more. the so-called fiscal cliff is right smack in the middle of the agenda in washington, and as our cover story shows you, the president and congressional leaders have already staked out their positions. president obama called on house republicans to give certainty to middle class families by extending middle class tax cuts immediately, before they run out at the end of the year. "i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it." fairness in taxes proved a key issue during the campaign. extending a tax cut for the middle class now would effectively keep republicans from holding it hostage later in negotiations to extend all tax cuts, including those for the rich. "i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people l
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